The John Warner School welcomes applications for Secondary Transfer and In-Year transfer.
If you would like your child to be considered for a place at our school then please download and complete the appropriate form from the bottom of this page and return to our Admissions Officer with the necessary paperwork.
Our Admissions Officer is Jennie Rich. Jennie works term time only Mondays to Thursdays from 07:15 to 15:00 and can be contacted on 01992 462889 (ext 153) or you can email her directly.
Letters were posted home on 1st March 2017 to all those who were successful in securing a place and to all those who are on our continued interest list.
Secondary Transfer for 2018-2019
This information is for Year 6 students who will be starting with us in September 2018.
Please note that applications will not open until the beginning of September 2017.
If you would like to apply for a place at The John Warner school for Year 7 (September 2018) then two forms must be completed to enable the school's Governing Body to assess your application: (1) Your Local Authority Application Form (normally online) and (2) the school's own Supplementary Information Form.
All paperwork and further information will be available at The John Warner School's Open Evening which will take place on Thursday, 7th September 2017 or by downloading from our website.
Both applications should be completed by 31st October 2017.
You also have the option for your child to sit the Technology Aptitude Test on 4th October 2017; the top 10% will be offered a place under this criteria. The deadline for completing this form is 22nd September 2017.
If you would like your child to join The John Warner School outside of the normal admissions round, please complete an In Year Application Form available from the school or by downloading from the list below. The completed application form and all relevant documentation should be returned to Mrs Jennie Rich, Admissions Officer at The John Warner School. Admissions for each year group are allocated in accordance with the relevant over subscription criteria. If there are no vacancies, children will be placed on the continuing interest list for the appropriate year group. Any vacancies are filled from the list in accordance with the relevant over subscription criteria and not according to the date the application was received.
A continuing interest list will be maintained until the end of the current academic year when all parent/carer(s) will be written to asking if they wish to remain on the list.
For information on which schools in the area have places available, you should contact the local authority, Hertfordshire County Council, please follow this link for further information, or you can telephone them on 0300 123 4043.
The school will notify the Local Authority of your application. They will then write to you with necessary log in details and passwords to enable you to lodge an appeal if desired. Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. For further information, please visit www.hertsdirect.org/schoolappeals
School Appeals and Reviews
Parents are now required to lodge all school admission appeals online with the Hertfordshire County Council.
Hertfordshire parents can access the online system via their admission account. Parents who live out of county or who applied on paper should now use the online appeals system and will need to contact Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain registration details to gain access.
The school admission appeals timetable for 2017 can be found below.
In Year Appeals
Appeals resulting from in-year admissions applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
September 2017 Entry
Appeals resulting from secondary transfer for admissions in September 2017 will be heard between 2nd May and 16th June 2017. Appeals must be lodged by 4pm on 31 March 2017. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date. Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case seven working days in advance of the hearing.
Technology Aptitude Test
The tests form part of our oversubscription criteria for secondary transfer and involve the children sitting two papers: a non-verbal reasoning paper (40 minutes) and a spatial awareness test (45 minutes), both papers look for the ability to recognise similarities, analogies and patterns in unfamiliar designs. A sample question will be read out and then a period of time will be given for the children to complete each section of the multiple choice questions. The scores are then converted to an age-standardised score which takes into account the fact that some children are very young in the year groups. There is no pass mark for these tests, places are strictly offered in descending order of each applicant’s standardised test score.
You should advise the school before the test and on the day of the test if your child has any special requirements that you feel may disadvantage them when sitting the test. If your child is sick on the day of the test, please telephone the school in the morning.
This is not an intelligence test. The test is looking for students that show an aptitude for technology; a good example of this would be problem-solving based around pictures, diagrams and shapes. Below are examples of the type of questions that may be asked:
- Spotting the odd shape out
- Working out what a shape would like like when folded
- Identifying mirror images
- Working out the next diagram in a sequence
How Places Are Allocated
Each year we move through the list in ranked order with the highest score being at the top and continue allocating until all 10% of places available have been given. Please be aware that in compliance with the School Admission Code 1.32(c) the school will not at any stage give out the individual rankings but will provide you with the outcome by informing you of the overall score that your child has achieved.
If you would like your child to apply for this test, please complete the Technology Aptitude Test Form and return by the stated deadline.